James Collison mission June 24, 1943


Thursday 24


We made history today, our group made a raid in Greece-the first of the war. The bombs from our plane were the first to strike the field out of the group and they did their job well. There was no fighters and no ack-ack. I'd like to get in a lot more missions like it. There was a letter from Penny today-it was dated June 6-43. Going to bed early. I am very tired from the trip today-we were on oxygen a very long time. ......

The mission today was the first American raid of the war on Greece. The field we raided was a training field for bombers. Hangers were destroyed and planes destroyed-big success I think.


At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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The Liberandos

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Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

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Shadows of Wings

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I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle